View Full Version : Whew! That was close!

03-25-2013, 01:30 PM
So this AM I go downstairs to do some laundry and I only see one clown. I don't think much of it as the lights just turned on; I throw some food in and go back upstairs.

I went downstairs an hour later, still only one clown..

I was a bit worried so I searched the tank, everywhere. Got a flashlight out to look between the rocks, nothing!

So I'm like.. He couldn't have jumped; and I didn't think he could fit down the noise reducing pipes (not sure what the proper name is) that I have on my overflow box heading to my sump. I did check the overflow box though; and the little box after the utube before it overflows to the hoses. I thought he MAY have got stuck in there, but no chance he would have made it to the sump as the holes are too small.

So the phone rings and I step about 15 feet away from the tank... And I'm still looking at the tank but I see something in the corner of my eye..

Little bugger IS in the sump! in the 2nd section no less! He managed to get into the overflow, up the u-tube, down through one of the hoses, flop off the sponge I have into the first compartment, not get sucked up by the skimmer and then into the refuge section. Little bugger was cleaning up my pods in there LOL. I put him back and he is happy to be back with his girlfriend LOL.

Here he is in all his glory

Guess who is covering her overflow box with chickenwire tonight.

03-25-2013, 01:33 PM
Tough little fish!

03-25-2013, 01:35 PM
Lol there isn't a mark on him... You would never know he had that exciting of a morning! haha!

03-25-2013, 01:36 PM
Glad he's okay!

03-25-2013, 01:36 PM
Oh my, that's quite the adventure! How exciting!

03-25-2013, 01:44 PM
Did you let them watch Finding Nemo before bed? I'm telling ya that Nemo is a bad incluence on good clownfish.

03-25-2013, 01:51 PM
Hahaha! All drains DO NOT lead the sea Nemo!

fish lady
03-25-2013, 01:53 PM
Nemo has nothing on him
glad he is OK

03-25-2013, 01:57 PM
Oh wow! That is a big adventure for that little dude... I am glad he is ok!

03-25-2013, 02:56 PM
Glad he made it without harm, thatīs quite an adventure!

03-25-2013, 03:04 PM
Cute little guy wanted to go on the amusement park rides and have a feast at the food court. Can ya blame him?

03-25-2013, 03:15 PM
OMG the stress I'm sure... cute little bugger tho, glad he's ok :)

03-25-2013, 03:35 PM
LOL to cute, just like Nemo, I can see the catroon in my head when I read your story...:emoticon (24):

03-25-2013, 06:53 PM
Thats impressive! Sounds impossible....but I guess its not lol He is quite the adventurer....might need more then chicken wire ;)

03-25-2013, 07:15 PM
LOL Well I mean I guess he fits hahaha; I just thought he would get stuck in the pipe as it's not full of water. It's only about half full of water so I thought he might stick to the sides or get stuck. Guess not.

I'm looking at all the places he could have hurt himself; and I don't know how he didn't get nicked by something.